Software updates can sometimes lead to the device becoming bricked if there are errors or bugs in the update process, or if the update is interrupted or incomplete. Moreover, hardware failure, like in all electronic devices, can also cause iPhones to become bricked.
Additionally, unauthorized modifications and jailbreaking can also lead to bricked iPhones. In this article, we will discuss how to fix a bricked iPhone. So let’s get started!
1. Force Restart the Phone
Force restarting your iPhone is a useful solution when your device is bricked, frozen, or unresponsive. It’s a simple process and here’s how to force restart your iPhone:
iPhone 8 or later, including iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation):
- Press the Volume Up button located on the left side of your iPhone, and quickly release it.
- Press the Volume Down button located below the Volume Up button, and quickly release it.
- Press and hold the Side button located on the right side of your iPhone until the screen goes black, and the Apple logo appears.
- Once you see the Apple logo, press the Side button and wait for your iPhone to restart. This may take a few seconds.
iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus:
- Press and hold the Volume Down button located on the left side of your iPhone.
- While still holding the Volume Down button, press and hold the Side button located on the right side of your iPhone.
- Continue holding both buttons for about 10 seconds, and until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.
- Release both buttons and wait for your iPhone to restart.
iPhone 6s and earlier, including iPhone SE (1st generation):
- Locate the Home button on the front of your iPhone.
- Locate the Side button or Top button (depending on your iPhone model) on the right side of your device.
- Press and hold both the home button and the Side button or Top button simultaneously.
- Hold both buttons for almost 10 seconds, and until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.
- Release both buttons and wait for your iPhone to restart. This may take a few seconds.
It’s important to note that force restarting your iPhone won’t erase any of your data or settings, so you don’t need to worry about losing anything important.
2. Contact Apple Support
If you have been forced to restart your phone and still the phone is bricked, the next best course of action is to contact Apple Support. They may be able to assist you further and provide additional troubleshooting steps.
To contact Apple Support:
- Open the browser on your device.
- Visit the Apple Support website at https://support.apple.com/.
- Scroll down and look for Support at the bottom of the page. Click on the “+” icon in front of Connect. A sidebar will open, click on Contact Us.
- Select the product or service that you are having issues with, such as your iPhone, iPad, or Apple ID.
- Look for the specific issue that you are experiencing and select it.
- Choose to either chat with an Apple Support representative, schedule a call, or request a call by clicking on Call Us.
By contacting Apple Support, you will have access to trained professionals who can help you troubleshoot the problem and find a solution.